Alban Bagbin Declares ‘Ceasefire’




Mr. Alban BagbinA former Majority Leader in Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has announced that he has unilaterally “ceased fire” on his criticism of the John Mahama’s administration.

This followed a truce called by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia to end the media war between Mr. Bagbin on one side as well as some government appointees and party communicators.

“General Mosquito” as the NDC scribe is popularly known, acknowledged the seeming division between the party and government and assured the issue would be resolved amicably.

The former Majority Leader who is also one of the three ‘wise men’ in charge of government’s priority projects, bemoaned the difficulty in accessing the President and chose to advise him in public.

His comments provoked reaction from some government appointees with a presidential staffer, Stan Dogbe and Foreign Minister, Hanna Tetteh leading the charge on facebook.

While some party members said the Nadowli-Kaleo Member of Parliament chose the wrong platform to express his concerns, others believed he [Bagbin] has betrayed the trust of the President.

On  Tuesday, Mr. Bagbin described as unfortunate how people had misconstrued his statements. According to him, his recent comments about the Mahama-led administration’s inability in fighting corruption were not made out of malice.

Mr. Bagbin said he would abide by the directive issued by Mr. Nketia and not allow himself to be provoked by anyone, especially those in government. “I respect the general very well; I think the right thing should be done so from now on it’s total ceasefire,” he stressed. —Source: myjoyonline

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